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Howard Y. Padgett
Howard Y. Padgett, age 85, of Caroleen, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at his residence.
Born July 28, 1930 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late John C. Padgett and Mary Willie Putman Padgett. Howard served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked many years for Daniels Construction as a commercial painter. He was of the Baptist faith. Howard enjoyed playing the fiddle and guitar and was a bluegrass music enthusiast. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by an infant daughter; one son, Howard Wayne Padgett; two grandchildren, Lisa Grayson and Patrick Padgett; two brothers, Clark Padgett and Ralph Padgett; two sister-in-laws, Juanita Padgett and Ruth Padgett and brother-in-law, Fred Kimbrell.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joyce Wilkie Padgett; two daughters, Sherry P. Ramsey and husband, Samuel and Deborah P. Murray and husband, John B. all of Caroleen; four grandchildren, Shelley R. Hutchins and husband, Jimmy and Robert Ramsey all of Forest City, Christopher Grayson and wife, Nicole and Amy Murray and husband, Chris Brown all of Charlotte; one sister, Frances P. Kimbrell of Spartanburg. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host niece, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sam Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


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